Film Review: Arachnophobia (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: South American killer spider hitches a lift to the US in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. REVIEW: Whilst this can hardly be defined as a horror film (it actually ended up being marketed as a ‘thrill-omedy’), there were still several moments which genuinely made my skin crawl. There’s just something about spiders which are inherently scary for many people, and so Arachnophobia did not have to try too hard to unsettle … Continue reading

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Film Review: Barton Fink (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer’s block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task. REVIEW: From the often intricate minds of the Coen Brothers comes another darkly ambiguous film that will … Continue reading

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Film Review: ParaNorman (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. REVIEW: A few months ago I was at the movies with my 11 year old son (Lil’ Black Saint) and we saw the trailer for “ParaNorman“. From that moment forward we anxiously awaited it’s release as it looked like it was going to be a real hoot. But as it got … Continue reading

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Film Review: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”, set in the deep south during the 1930’s. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. REVIEW: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen hit it out of the park with one of the most stylized strange concoctions of a film titled, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”. This instant cult classic sets itself in the South with a heavy layer of bluegrass and country … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red State (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda. REVIEW: The Black Saint was never really much of a Kevin Smith fan, Not that the man isn’t talented. None of his films (Besides “Dogma”) have ever struck me as particularly entertaining. And yes, I am including “Clerks” when I say this. I just don’t get the cult behind … Continue reading

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Trailer: Red State – Final Red Band

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Kevin Smith’s RED STATE looks nothing short of AWESOME! Nothing creepier than real life whack jobs and it looks like Smith has hit a home run with this one. RED STATE tells the tale of a group of kids who answer an online personal ad for sex and find out it’s a trap by a small religious group looking to punish the sinners. It looks like it turns into a WACO situation with the FBI … Continue reading

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John Goodman to appear in Red State

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Kevin Smith has done a great job on keeping his religious horror film a secret so it’s always a treat when there is something to report on. John Goodman has been cast in his film which is being shot right now. The cast also includes Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Michael Angarano (The Forbidden Kingdom), and Stephen Root (Office Space). Michael Parks has the lead role inspired by Fred Phelps. Melissa Leo (Frozen … Continue reading

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Film Review: Monsters, Inc. (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: “James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski pick up their paychecks at Monsters Incorporated, the utility company that generates energy from the goose bumps of children. Sulley, the Number One scream-generator at the plant accidentally lets in a little girl into the monster world. Since monsters are actually terrified of children it’s a major cause for alarm and a major headache for Sulley and Mike.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Every kid knows there are monsters. Whether … Continue reading

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